Elsewhere, there's two highly entertaining 'plunderphonic' works from US artists bookending this compilation, one mashing up Erik Satie and the other Jerry Lee Lewis. And don't miss the much more dark-hued Aide Memoire, composed in East Germany by Georg Katzer in 1983. The subtitle is "Seven nightmares from the thousand year night...with sound documents from 1933-1945". Even though some of the most infamous voices are tape-manipulated into dalek/chipmunk grotesques that (presumably intentionally) negate much of their power, the piece still carries an unsettling weight of history that neatly expands on Luigi Nono's Ermittlung from two decades previous.
|cover art for first issue, 1991 (2004 cover at top)|